WOMEN WE LOVE

Marie Claire (Malaysia) - - Contents - By Daphne Ng

Malaysian de­signer Cassey Gan is soar­ing high with her A/W2018 de­but at Lon­don Fash­ion Week.

Fresh from de­but­ing her Au­tumn/Win­ter 2018 col­lec­tion at Lon­don Fash­ion Week, Cassey Gan’s epony­mous la­bel is mak­ing a hit with the masses. We speak to the 35-year-old fash­ion de­signer about what it means to be bold, the hash­tag #in­spi­ra­tioni­sev­ery­where lit­tered across her In­sta­gram feed, and dream col­lab­o­ra­tions

What do you con­sider the big­gest turn­ing point in your life?

When I de­cided to study fash­ion after an En­gi­neer­ing de­gree be­cause that has de­ter­mined my even­tual ca­reer path.

What does it mean to be bold or dar­ing in the 21st cen­tury?

Be­ing true to your­self and hav­ing a voice. I think it takes a lot of courage to be in­di­vid­u­al­is­tic and not be afraid of not fit­ting in.

Have you had crit­ics, and if so how do you deal with them?

I learn that you re­ally can’t please every­one. I take on con­struc­tive crit­i­cism, and not take crit­ics per­son­ally. As long as I think the crit­ics can help move the brand for­ward, I will take it with an open heart.

Tell me about the most un­ex­pected place in which you’ve found in­spi­ra­tion.

On a plane when I was read­ing a book re­cently, I came across a phrase that said some­thing along the lines of “ev­ery­thing is a mis­match but they make sense”. This has helped spark a con­cept for a col­lec­tion.

What would you be do­ing if Cassey Gan was never launched?

Per­haps I would be an in­te­rior de­signer.

Who would you love to col­lab­o­rate with, alive or dead?

HAY, the Dan­ish de­sign house.

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